The chapel that my fiance and I are having our ceremony at will only allow us to have our ceremony at noon (later times are "premium" and reserved for couples that also book their reception at the same location- which is not within our budget). However, we really want to have a evening reception with dinner, starting around 5pm. The reception halls we have been looking at won't let us onto the site until an hour and a half before, ie 3:30pm. With drive time, group pictures at a couple locations, and pictures at the chapel after the ceremony, we are still looking at a couple hours of down time between the ceremony and reception.
I've thought about putting together a list of area attractions and posting it on our wedding website so that guests can visit them during this period, but that's all I can think of help guests burn time between the two. I have no ideas on what we- the bride and groom- can do during this time! (In my wedding dress!) Any suggestions? It is a "wedding taboo" to have hours of time between the ceremony and reception?